Friday, February 27, 2009

"DROOD" on the Early Bird Blog Tour

**Sorry for the delay..for some reason this Blog should have come out at 5am...but now home from work and somehow time changed to this evening at 839pm?? haha..well..its here now!! **

Book description from Hachette Book Group:
On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world--hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever.

Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research . . . or something more terrifying?

Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.

Go HERE to hear audio and video clips for "Drood"

Early Bird Blog Tour presents..... "Drood" by Dan Simmons

If you are in to Charles Dickens, 800 page books and love historical events....then this book is for YOU!! With Victorian London as a backdrop, you will be taken away to the mystery of finding "Drood" by Dickens and his 'friend' Collins.

I was hoping to really get in to this book, but the length, for me, was just too long. I read about 200 pages and it just didn't grab me. I skimmed through the rest of the book and read the ending, but it isn't the same as reading the whole book. I don't like making a 'review' of a book that I don't read all of it. I will say you should at least give it a try! Everyone has different opinions of what books they do and don't enjoy. I have read many great reviews for this book and am sure many of you out there will love it. "One opinion should not make your decision on whether a book is good or bad..that decision is yours!"

Check out the other blog sites that are on the tour and see what they have to say about the book too!!!

Enjoy the tour!! Thanks to Hachette Book Group and Miriam!!!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Baby Gorilla!!

Ok...I know this has nothing to do with books or reviews (I need to start another blog for fun stuff!!)..but I LOVE gorillas!! I have to share this photo of a few days old baby gorilla in the Virunga National Park in the Congo. With all the sad stories still coming out of gorillas getting's nice to see new life!! If you want to read more go HERE to the Virunga National Park website!!

Thanks for letting me share! :-)


Friday, February 20, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Book Giveaway coming soon!!!

Bookroom Reviews

The next Book Giveaway Carnival is just around the corner!! Hosted by Tracy at Bookroom Reviews it runs from March 2 through 8. There will be giveaways for books and/or book related items. The last one was loads of fun and I had a lot of traffic come through my blog. I will be hosting some giveaways on my site so make sure to stop back by and check it out!! Go HERE for more information on the carnival and how to join along!!